Here are the charities we will be working with on our international adventures in the academic year 2016/17.
This year our Kilimanjaro trip is on behalf of The Children’s Society:
The Children’s Society is a UK charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable and have nowhere left to turn. They campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future.
If you sign up for our Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll be working with Make A Wish Foundation:
Make-A-Wish Foundation grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. A wish gives a desperately ill child and their family time away from the daily struggles of living with a serious condition. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish has turned the wishes of more than 10,000 seriously ill children into magical realities – creating memories to treasure forever, whatever the future may hold.
We will continue supporting Action Against Hunger with our Machu Picchu Trek:
Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to save lives by ending hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war and natural disaster. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects, working in over 47 countries worldwide to ensure that no child dies from hunger and to break the poverty cycle, for good.
Continuing to work with us on our London to Paris Bike Ride, Breast Cancer Now is also working with us on our Arctic Challenge:
Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, working to fund research into curing breast cancer, determined to stop women dying from breast cancer. We know it can be done but it’s only by standing together – as scientists, policy makers, fundraisers, families, colleagues and campaigners – that it will happen. If we all act now, by 2050, BCN believe everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
We’re pleased to start working with The FutureSense Foundation on our Romania Volunteering Project:
The FutureSense Foundation is a charity registered in the UK that supports community development in some of the poorest regions of the world. They partner and work with over 100 non-profit organisations to support volunteer work across four continents. Their charity work targets education, child welfare and livelihoods as a means to address a range of development issues.
We will be running the Budapest Marathon for Meningitis Research Foundation:
Meningitis and septicaemia kill around 1,000 people around the world every day. Babies and children under five and young people are especially vulnerable but anyone of any age can be affected. Meningitis Research Foundation funds research into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia and shares the knowledge gained by research so everyone can benefit. MRF work to raise awareness of meningitis and septicaemia. They supports those affected by meningitis and septicaemia and aim to build on our track record of significant support for research outside of the UK while developing new models to tackle the diseases globally.